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SAS announces healthy BI licence growth

Antony Savvas

Business intelligence software firm SAS has reported a 20% increase in new licence revenue for 2006, with the UK market showing strong demand.

Total sales for the firm were up 12% to £1bn  compared to 2005. The unlisted US company has not revealed its profit figures. Total sales in the UK were up 16% to £78.2m.

SAS CEO Jim Goodnight said, “We had a good year. Industry and packaged business solutions were up 49% over 2005. One of our core strengths, powerful predictive analytics, continued to represent a significant stream of revenue at 19%.”

Sales of business intelligence and data integration/warehousing systems were each up by nearly 50%, said Goodnight.

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